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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Hypermobility Syndrome

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I have POTS syndrome & hypermobility syndrome. All of muscles are weak. I have trouble pooping, controlling my bladder and bowel. No doctor knows why.

I have POTS syndrome & hypermobility syndrome. All of muscles are weak. I have trouble pooping, controlling my bladder and bowel. No doctor knows why.

Dysautonomia: 18y fem has "Hypermobility Syndrome, weak muscles, POTS, difficulty controlling bladder/bowel". Autonomic nerves are tethered at vertebral foramina & subluxing joints, especially sacroiliac joints, impinge these nerves arousing neural stimuli of smooth muscles of arteries, intestine & bladder. Dysautonomic effects manifest as patient describes. Many of these patients go on to develop Fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Hypermobility Syndrome (Definition)

Hypermobility syndrome, also known as double-jointedness, is a condition with increased flexibility at one or several joints often leading to ...Read more


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What is the treatment for hypermobility syndrome?

What is the treatment for hypermobility syndrome?

Naturally: Question about the best treatment for Hypermobility Syndrome. This is a natural condition found mostly in females, and which benefits successful childbirth. Unfortunately, obesity, mechanical joint injuries, and childbirth can potentiate several chronic pain conditions & Fibromyalgia. See comments: ...Read more

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How can I address a benign hypermobility syndrome?

Exercise: Hyper-mobility usually is related to the supporting and connecting soft tissues. The only control we have short of surgical tightening procedures is to learn about our condition and regularly practice muscle stabilization exercises so that they will reinforce the loose ligaments, capsules, etc. See an experienced physical therapist who can outline a customized program. ...Read more

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Please help! I have hypermobility syndrome, what can I do?

Please help! I have hypermobility syndrome, what can I do?

Strength training: This condition features joints that easily move beyond normal range expected for a particular joint. It is estimated that 10%-15% of normal children have hypermobile joints or joints that can move beyond the normal range of motion. Typically a benign condition, but can be problematic during certain activities or sports. Strength training and bracing the affected joint can both be helpful. ...Read more

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Is hypermobility syndrome different from the EDS hypermobility type? is so, how?

Is hypermobility syndrome different from the EDS hypermobility type? is so, how?

Hyper mobility: Yes there is a large difference as hyper mobile joints is just about flexibility where EDS is a genetic problem of connective tissue so involves several organs. ...Read more

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What can I do about hypermobility syndrome in my knees?

Strengthen Your Knee: There is no surgery, medication, brace, injection, etc for "hypermobility" of the knees at this point in time. Some individuals collagen simply has more elasticity (stretchiness) to it. The best strategy would be to do strengthening exercises and physical therapy to optimize the quads, hamstrings, hip muscles, and calf muscles which work as secondary stabilizers of the knee. ...Read more

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I have ehlers-danlos hypermobility syndrome. What should I do?

I have ehlers-danlos hypermobility syndrome. What should I do?

Maintain muscle tone: Muscle tone and strength may provide adequate dynamic stabilization across your loosest joints affected by eds. Joints commonly affected include the shoulder, and knee. Strengthening the musculature around those joints can serve you well and help prevent the need to progress to a surgical remedy to stabilize the lax joints. ...Read more

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Is fatigue one of the common symptoms of hypermobility syndrome?

No: Common symptoms include subluxation or dislocation of shoulders and patella. Generalized fatigue is not a part of this syndrome. If this persists you should see your primary care doctor to look into your fatigue. ...Read more